SU2931 : Roman road near Broughton

taken 11 years ago, near to Broughton, Hampshire, Great Britain

Roman road near Broughton
Roman road near Broughton
This view looking west-north-west is near to the western end of an almost straight unclassified road 3km long that comes from near Horsebridge to the east. This is on the line of the Roman road, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, from Winchester (then Venta Belgarum), to Old Sarum (then Sorviodunum), the original site of Salisbury, a distance of 21.5 miles.

The Roman road crossed the river Test at Horsebridge about 4km to the east, and there is believed to have been a posting station, Brige, near Buckholt Farm about 2.5km to the west. A posting station was a small town on a main road, where travelling officials could find an inn (mansio).
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 June, 2007
Category
Roman road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 295 317 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.0319N 1:34.8131W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 297 316
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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